Court applicants have argued that the company should be required to conduct an environmental impact assessment, based on the best available science, which has advanced considerably since Shell’s permit to conduct seismic surveys was granted
The decision to use Turkey’s floating power plants locks the country into fossil fuels for 20 years
A vulnerability map could help assess the risks associated with fracking and groundwater which around 300 towns depend on in South Africa’s Karoo
A procedural failure on the part of government has meant a further delay for attempts to get gas out from under 15 000 farms in KwaZulu-Natal.
South Africa has adopted a softly-softly approach to shale gas exploration.
The size of BHP Billiton’s $2.8bn write-down for its US shale assets took some banks by surprise – at least two thought it was too small.
The oil price has fallen by more than 20% from June. Saudi Arabia responded by cutting its price further on low demand and increased shale production.
Critics say that plans for the department of mineral resources to monitor the impact of shale gas operations has put it at odds with its own mandate.
A new meta-study has found that the life-time greenhouse gas emissions of shale gas, extracted through fracking, are half that of coal.
The 2014 Budget has delayed the carbon tax, punted shale gas, budgeted for more independent energy, and asked that mines help fix acid mine drainage.
Hydro power and gas in nearby countries have brought about a shift in South Africa’s schemes.
The sparse and evocative Karoo, a place for artists and soil-tillers, may soon become a place for geologists, scientists, and fracking.
SA government has proposed that companies involved in fracking disclose the chemicals used and adhere to American Petroluem Institute standards.
The rhetoric around fracking is building as Water Minister Edna Molewa issued a notice of her intention to declare fracking a "controlled activity".
Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe says shale gas could be a game changer for South Africa.
Report suggests that UK can supply energy for 25 years.
South Africa’s energy plans need to take account of the pros and cons of using various types of gas.
Despite severe criticism from environmentalists, the state is punting shale gas as a greener way to secure South Africa’s future electricity supply.
Anti-fracking lobby group gets celebrity to be the face of its campaign.
A company using hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from shale rock said the technique probably did trigger earth tremors in April and May.
Agri SA has welcomed the government’s decision to place a moratorium on licences for shale gas development through hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo.
Shale gas, an energy source carries a greater carbon footprint than oil, coal and conventional gas over at least a 20-year period.
The Karoo could solve South Africa’s energy problems — but only through an extraction process called fracking that has greens seeing red.
A group of Karoo residents intend opposing Shell SA’s bid to explore for shale gas in the Karoo, it was reported on Monday.
Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is targeting potential untapped shale gas reserves in South Africa where landowners are readying for a showdown.
Royal Dutch Shell is facing opposition to its plans to seek shale gas in South Africa’s semi-desert Karoo region.